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Don’t Fear a Root Canal! [infographic]

Root canals have a scary reputation, but the truth is most patients say they are no more uncomfortable than having a cavity filled. And if you have an infected tooth, a root canal may be necessary to save it and prevent further infection. At Dores Dental, our cutting-edge technology and gentle touch will ensure you have the best possible root canal experience.Fill out our online form or call ...

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What to Expect at Your First Visit [video]

A gift. An office tour. A chat with the dentist the night before to put you at ease and let you know what to expect. As a new patient at Dores Dental, you can expect all this — plus superior dental care. In this video, Dr. Dores explains what will happen at your first visit.If you would like to book an appointment at our Longmeadow, MA office, call (413) 241-3995 or complete our online ...

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A Dental Bridge Can Make Your Smile Whole Again [video]

Shannon M. had bad experiences with dentists using scare tactics to pressure her into procedures. Then she discovered Dores Dental. In this video, she discusses how much she appreciates the team’s honesty, integrity, and the excellent work they did restoring her smile with a dental bridge.  “I was so happy [Dr. Dores] was able to make my smile beautiful again. I couldn’t stop ...

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Call Us for Your Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies happen, and they can be painful and scary. If you have a dental emergency on your hands, call Dores Dental’s Longmeadow, MA office at (413) 241-3995. We will have you come in to the office (generally the same day), give you a diagnosis, and treat the emergency as efficiently as possible. How Do I Know If It’s an Emergency? In most cases, you’ll know. A tooth is knocked ...

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How X-Rays Illuminate Your Oral Health [video]

You’ve probably had many dental X-rays in your life. But have you ever wondered their purpose? X-rays can catch problems in hidden-away areas, like between teeth and under the gumline. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more.At Dores Dental, we use digital X-rays, which expose you to far less radiation than the traditional type. To schedule a checkup, call our ...

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Preventive Dentistry Is Our Passion

Today’s dental patients are lucky to have a whole roster of advanced restorative treatments available to them. That said, the dental gold standard is to avoid these sometimes invasive and costly procedures. And the best way to keep your natural teeth healthy and beautiful? It’s all about preventive dentistry and consistent care at home.At Dores Dental of Longmeadow, MA, we help our ...

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Watch for the Signs of Gingivitis [video]

Gingivitis is early-stage gum disease. The good news is that it’s easily reversible when diagnosed and treated early. The bad news is that if left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, or later-stage gum disease. This video from the American Dental Association explains risk factors and offers tips for preventing the disease. It’s always important to visit the dentist regularly. ...

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What Is Patient-Centered Dentistry?

Patient-centered dentistry is caring about the whole patient, not just his or her teeth. Patient-centered dentistry is understanding dental anxiety and doing everything we can to alleviate it. Patient-centered dentistry is making sure we give everyone who walks through our doors a positive experience — and maybe even turning a few dental-phobes into people who think “going to the dentist ...

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Do I have Gum Disease? [quiz]

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is very common in American adults. The ADA estimates that half of adults over the age of 30 have had it in some form. When diagnosed early, it can often be reversed simply by practicing better oral care habits. Take this quiz, then call Dores Dental of Longmeadow, MA to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at (413) 241-3995 or through our handy online ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions for a Sunny Smile

The season may be coming to a close, but we still have a couple weeks of summer left. Whether you’ll be taking a last-minute beach vacation, hanging out at the neighborhood pool, or just chilling in your own backyard with a sprinkler and glass of lemonade, make sure you have a dazzling smile to match your healthy summer glow.At Dores Dental of Longmeadow, MA, we offer an array of cosmetic ...

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